Motivational Workshop for Creating 2000+ Entrepreneurs” by Mr. Sabirul Islam held at DIU

Daffodil International University (DIU) organized a “Motivational Workshop for Creating 2000+ Entrepreneurs” today on September 23, 2013 at DIU auditorium with the joint collaboration of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Junior Chamber International (JCI).


The keynote speaker was Bangladeshi originated British citizen and one of the world’s renowned speakers Mr. Sabirul Islam, a global motivational speaker, an author of the bestselling books, a successful young entrepreneur and the founder of Inspire1Million.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Chairman, BoT, Daffodil International University, was present as the chief guest. Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University and Mr. Mostafizur Rahman Sohel National President, Junior Chamber International, Managing Director, Advanced ERP (BD) Ltd. were present as the Special Guest.

Addressing as the keynote speaker Mr. Sabirul Islam said, Inspiration is the key to all success and every people has a power himself to explore. Self value is very important to become a successful entrepreneur, he added. He urged the students to follow their passion and follow their dream and make them extra ordinary to become success in life.

He also said that he would continue his cooperation for the development of Bangladeshi young entrepreneurs and expressed his gratitude to be present such a program at Daffodil International University for the first time in Bangladesh.

Addressing as the chief guest Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) said, Bangladesh is a country where lot of peoples have the attitude to become entrepreneur as there is lack of employment opportunity. That’s why Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken to create 2000+ entrepreneur to promote young entrepreneur.

He also said that lots of obstacles and challenges will be coming to become a successful entrepreneur. He urged the participants move to face the challenges themselves.

At the end of the workshop an interactive question and answer session were held where Mr. Sabirul Islam answered the questions of the students.A large number of students, faculty members and high officials were present at the program.

Seminar on “Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education” held at DIU

Seminar on “Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education” held at Daffodil International University

Speakers at a seminar said that Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future and it is the important part for overall development of the country as well as throughout the human habitat.

They also emphasized on Education for Sustainable development which requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviors and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.

As a part of Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education (ITP-2013) Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management of Daffodil International University organized the Seminar on “Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education” to building awareness for a Focus towards competency in sustainable development ideas and initiatives at Daffodil International University under auspices of Swedish International Development Agency –SIDA on Monday 16 September 2013.

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Honorable Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University was present at the seminar as the Chief Guest. Ms. QI ZHANG, Professor in Environmental Education Centre of East China Normal University attended the workshop as an International Expert on ESD in Higher Education, SIDA and presented the keynote paper. Dr. Aminul Islam, Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University was present as the Guest of Honor. Mr. K M Hassan Ripon, CBT Expert and SIDA Fellow and Convener of the Seminar presented a paper on ESD in Bangladesh perspective.

Presided over by Professor Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer & Head of the Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management of Daffodil International University, the seminar was addressed by Prof. Dr. M. Zakir Hossain, Director of Studies, Prof. Dr. S.M. Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT, Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Dean, FBE, Prof. Dr. M. Golam Rahman, Dean, FHSS, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Director, Student Affairs of Daffodil International University, Mr. Md. Alamgir, Director, Directorate of Environment, Mr. Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Executive Director, Daffodil Education Network, Mr. Rafiqul Islam Bhuyan, CBT Expert of TAFE, Mr. Afzal Hossain, CBT Expert of TAFE, Mr. Rashed Karim, CBT Expert of ILO.

DIU and DBI signed MoU

Daffodil International University (DIU) and DCCI Business Institute (DBI) signed MoU

Daffodil International University (DIU) and DCCI Business Institute (DBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 09 September, 2013 at DCCI.  DCCI Secretary Mr. Bashir Haider and Registrar of Daffodil International University Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Ph.D signed the MoU from their respective organization.

Under the agreement DBI and DIU will jointly operate short courses on Entrepreneurship Skills Development, Leadership Skills Development, Blue Ocean Strategy, e-Management, Outsourcing and Freelancing etc. DBI students will get access to use e-Library of DIU under the agreement signed.

DCCI President Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Senior Vice President Mr. Nessar Maksud Khan, Vice President Mr. Absar Karim Chowdhury, Directors Mr. Osman Gani, Mr. Khairul Haider Ahmed Khan, FCA, Mr. Abul Hossain, Alhaj Abdus Salam, Md. Shoaib Choudhury, Treasurer and Active Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Dr. M Mizanur Rahman, Senior Assistant Registrar Mr. M. Khaled Sohel, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Career Development Center (CDC) Mr. Syed Maruf Reza and Assistant Director (PR) Mr. Anowar Habib Kazal, were present during the occasion.

DIU Friendship Tour to Malaysia and Indonesia

A friendship trip to Malaysia and Indonesia headed by Emeritus Professor of DIU Dr. Aminul Islam was held during 12-18 August 2013.

Other participants of the tour were Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Dean of FSIT Professor Dr. S. M. Mahbub-ul-Haque Majumder, Controller of Examinations Professor Dr. Md. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Head of English Dr. Binoy Barman and English faculty member (part-time) Mr. Mohammed Shamsul Hoque. Wives of some of the Professors also accompanied.

Members of the team visited important places and sites in Malaysia and had an important meeting in Kuala Lumpur with Professor Dr. Abtar Kaur of the Open University of Malaysia and Dr. Ranjit Singh Malhi, Senior Cooperate Fellow of Asia e University over a dinner hosted by Professor Kaur and Dr. Malhi.

The discussion was about opening a new course with an aim to train teachers of English at primary and secondary levels in Bangladesh was held in the meeting. In a background of the dearth of trained English teachers at primary and secondary levels of Bangladesh, it was agreed that the course would be of high demand nationally and DIU would be the first university of Bangladesh to open such an important course. Professor Kaur promised all possible support from the Malaysian Open University while Dr. Malhi offered all supports for training staff and course design. The tour also included Bali in Indonesia.

Professors whom they met were members of the faculty of Medicine and Agriculture. They were very hospitable and cordial in their deliberations. They even proposed us to stay in their dormitories. We accepted their invitation and assured them that we will stay at your dormitory once we come again in future.

The trip was a memorable one.